T60.13 SATYR & SLEEPING NYMPH
|Museum Collection||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
|Catalogue No.||New York 1984.323.2|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Date||ca. 380 – 360 B.C.|
A lascivious Satyr sneaks up upon a sleeping nymph. The Satyr has the ears of a beast, a large nose and erect member. He wears a deerskin cloak and holds a piece of wood. The Maenad relines topless on the skin of a panther, her head cast back and resting in the crook of her arm. She is adorned with a beaded necklace and coiled bracelets.
The painting may depict a more specific scene from myth--the seduction of Antiope by Zeus in the guise of a Satyr (cf. image Z1.7).